The impact of emotional abuse on children's mental health
Emotional abuse can have serious and long-lasting effects on a child's mental health.
Children who are emotionally abused may experience a range of negative emotions, including fear, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
They may also develop mental health problems such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and difficulty forming and maintaining relationships.
Children who are emotionally abused may also experience physical symptoms, such as stomach aches, headaches, and problems sleeping.
They may also exhibit behaviors such as withdrawal, aggressive behavior, or difficulty in school.
It is important for parents, caregivers, and other adults to recognize the signs of emotional abuse and to intervene to stop the abuse and provide support to the child.
If you are concerned that a child you know is being emotionally abused, it is important to seek help from a mental health professional or child protective services.